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AI Biotech / Diagnostics: Activity

Motion is one of the most natural aspects of the human condition, and a large component of staying healthy. Artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies open the door to news ways of…

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AI Biotech / Diagnostics: Cardio

Cardiac technologies have improved the human condition for a long time, but artificial intelligence and machine learning are making these technologies exponentially more effective. This sector…

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AI Biotech / Diagnostics: General Diagnostics

For almost any bodily system, research institutions and biotechnology companies alike are harnessing artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to detect, analyze, and predict health…

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AI Biotech / Diagnostics: Neurology

The human brain is a diverse system impacting many aspects of health. Artificial intelligence provides not only a means to better understand the brain, but to better support it as health issues…

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AI Biotech/Diagnostics: Other Innovation

Artificial intelligence and human health don‚Äôt stop with our general diagnostics, cardiology, neurology, and activity sectors. This sector covers AI/ML-centric advancements in auditory, dental,…

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AI Cybersecurity: Analytics

Automated algorithms increase in breadth and accuracy when retrained and supervised by human experts. The analytical capabilities published by software platform, chipset manufacturers, telecom…

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AI Cybersecurity: Anomaly Detection

Modern detection algorithms inspect, label, and react to the unexpected machine and social events observed outside of baseline activity patterns created from big data and telemetry stream analysis.…

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AI Cybersecurity: Identity and Access Verification

Artificial intelligence algorithms quantify the risk of individual user access for secure information and enterprise systems. The dominant software platform providers and banks provide a variety of…

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AI Cybersecurity: Threat and Risk Management

Global enterprises and governments are taking a defense in breadth approach to securing their resources and digital assets. Hardware and software providers are bringing to market a host of new…

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AI Enabled Search

AI Enabled Search relates to the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies and techniques with Internet search functionalities, with a focus on creating unique experiences curated for…

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Automobile Vision – Objects

Safety is a critical component of the reason why many purchase the car that they do. Therefore, it goes without saying that manufacturers are clamoring to make sure their product has the most…

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Automobile Vision – Parking

Safety is a critical component of the reason why many purchase the car that they do. Therefore, it goes without saying that manufacturers are clamoring to make sure their product has the most…

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Automobile Vision: Image Recognition

Safety is a critical component of the reason why many purchase the car that they do. Therefore, it goes without saying that manufacturers are clamoring to make sure their product has the most…

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Automobile Vision: LIDAR

Investment in commercialization of autonomous and semi-autonomous automobiles using machine vision technology has been on the increase for recent years. Market growth and consumer and business…

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Autonomous Tire Sensors

Automated Tire Sensors aim to reduce traffic accidents and tire wear and increase fuel economy through monitoring and early recognition of a hazardous state of the tires. With many global mandates…

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Biodegradable Packaging

The global need for sustainable packaging grows as awareness and regulation for greener initiatives are adopted by regulators and corporations. The Biodegradable Packaging Patent Forecast¬Æ is…

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Brain Machine Interface

As neurotechnology proliferates, applications spanning numerous and diverse applications are appearing, from neuropathy treatments to hands-free device control to content suggestion. Not only is this…

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Cannabis

Cannabis is now legally being used to treat a wide variety of medical conditions, including chronic pain, alcoholism, anxiety, nausea (from chemotherapy) and epilepsy. Additionally, the fact that it…

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Collaborative Robots

Collaborative robots are designed to operate in close proximity and sometimes in tandem with humans for a variety of applications including assembly and manufacturing, home care, and service work.…

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Consumer Sleep Technology

Sleep plays an important role in personal health and wellness. Retail service and technology providers are integrating new data and sensory technologies to attract new customers and provide…

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Cryptocurrency: Industrial Applications

Blockchain-based technology is growing in interest to large and small corporations and investors, many of which are staking their claims within this emerging intellectual property sector by filing…

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Cryptocurrency: Networks and Computing

Since the 2009 Bitcoin whitepaper, crypto currencies have proliferated, enabling decentralized global trade, but also enduring market value fluctuation, theft, and use as tender for illegal…

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Cryptocurrency: Security

Blockchain-based technology is growing in interest to large and small corporations and investors, many of which are staking their claims within this emerging intellectual property sector by filing…

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Demand Response

Demand response is a reduction in the electric utility power consumption by a customer in order to better match the demand for power with the supply. Electric utilities have traditionally adjusted…

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Digital Twinning

A digital twin is a real-time digital replica of a living or non-living physical entity. Data regarding the state of the physical entity is transmitted in real-time, which allows the digital twin to…

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Edge Computing

With the rise of the IoT and incoming use of 5G, the Edge Computing sector is poised to grow dramatically. Many companies have already begun investing in the Edge Computing future, as demonstrated by…

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Energy Financial Settlements

Decentralization of the world's electrical power generation continues with the introduction of demand response, distributed generation, and microgrid technologies. This Patent Forecast evaluates the…

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Energy Storage: Bidirectional Direct Current Converters

Direct Current Bidirectional converters are a key technology for energy storage because they can have multiple streams of DC power at varying voltages. Typically, these need to be integrated into a…

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Energy Storage: Flow Batteries

A flow battery, or redox flow battery, is a type of electrochemical cell where chemical energy is provided by two chemical components dissolved in liquids contained within the system and separated by…

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Energy Storage: Multi-battery Charge Equalization Circuits

A battery charge equalizer provides individual cell charging in multi-cell battery strings in order to maintain all the cells at the same charge. Keeping all the cells in a multi-cell string at the…

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Hydroponics

With the cannabis industry ramping up globally like never before, hydroponics technology has never been in as much demand as it is now. Hydroponic growing methods boast a multitude of positive…

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Microgrids: Islanding

Islanding is the condition in which a distributed generator continues to power a location even though electrical grid power is no longer present. Islanding can be dangerous to utility workers, who…

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Microgrids: Microinverters

A Microinverter is a device used in photovoltaics, that converts direct current (DC) generated by a single solar module to alternating current (AC).

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Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs)

Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) are cryptographic hashes attached to pieces of digital media. With the increase in popularity of NFTs, there has also been development of digital marketplaces and platforms…

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Online Multimedia Collaboration and Commerce

With the rise of the internet, online collaboration has been more accessible than ever. Online multimedia collaboration and commerce connects artists through a curated network, enabling ease of…

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Optical Computing

Optical computing is the use of photons rather than electrons for computing architecture. Optical analogues for microelectronic devices can be used to generate, modulate, and process streams of light…

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Pandemics/Epidemics (Free)

An epidemic is the rapid spread of disease to a large number of people in a given population within a short period of time. A pandemic is an epidemic of an infectious disease that crosses…

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Quantum Communication

Quantum Communication is the transmission of quantum information. Quantum cryptography is a practical application of quantum communication. The best known example of quantum cryptography is quantum…

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Quantum Computing

Quantum computing is the use of quantum-mechanical phenomena, such as superposition and entanglement, to perform computation. This technology is exponentially more powerful than classical computing…

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Quantum Entanglement

While quantum entanglement may sound like something far off into the future, it's already being applied. Some example include medical imaging, computer gaming, and detecting chemical and biological…

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Securities Tokenization

Securities Tokenization is related to tokenizing securities. The scope of analysis includes tokenizing assets on the blockchain and trading/transferring tokenized assets on the blockchain. This does…

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Smart Cities: Electricity Grid

Smart Cities: Electricity Grid focuses on power grid management and security within a smart city, not including the monetization aspects of the grid. Specifically, the sector focuses on using real…

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Smart Cities: Emergency Services and Waste Management

Smart city emergency services management involves the use of IoT technologies in enhancing data collection from physical environments and quickly communicating this to different city departments.…

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Smart Cities: Traffic Control

Smart traffic control systems are designed to optimize the flow of traffic in a city to reduce congestion and lower travel times. To achieve this task, smart traffic control systems can utilize a…

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Smart Cities: UAVs

This Patent Forecast was established to show patents that deal with the use of UAVs for both communication networks in a smart city, and retail delivery networks in a smart city.

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Smart Cities: V2X

Smart Cities: V2X focuses on the applications, infrastructure, and devices needed for vehicles to communicate with other devices.

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Smart Footwear

Consumer demand has increased for wearable technology. Smart footwear has a wide variety of applications, including fitness, medical, team sports, video games, and virtual/augmented reality.…

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Smart Labels

Smart labels are any type of label, tag, or adhesive that can be affixed to an object that is not inherently smart device. The purpose of the label is to connect the object to the network and/or…

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Solar Thin Film Photovoltaics

This sector is directed towards thin film photovoltaics, but does not include perovskite, organic, or nuclear photovoltaics or photoelectrochemical technologies.

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Speech-to-Text Closed Captioning Analytics

Speech-to-text closed captioning analytics is making people‚Äôs lives better. It has numerous benefits such as allowing greater accessibility and better comprehension for viewers. By using analytics,…

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Sports Analytics

Unlike many industries struggling to adapt to modern technology, the world of sports has embraced technological progress and is at the cutting edge of innovation. This sector provides an insight into…

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Sports Betting

Sports betting could be one of the biggest industries in America, but up until recently, this multi-billion dollar industry was handled mostly by gray market bookies because Nevada was the only state…

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Tesla

Tesla, Inc has evolved from being known for their electric automobiles to now being known as a sustainable energy company. Offering many services such as solar panels/roofs, residential energy…

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Thorium

Thorium is the base fuel for a nuclear fuel cycle that uses an isotope of thorium, 232 Th, as the fertile material. This thorium fuel cycle has several potential advantages over a uranium fuel cycle,…

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Transportation Logistics

Some of the most successful new companies, such as Uber and AirBNB, have taken advantage of a more connected world to monetize underutilized assets. In the freight industry, an opportunity may exist…

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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Security and Defense

Investment in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for defense applications remains strong into 2020, with Boeing and IBM leading, but followed closely by independent inventors.

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